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Reply 100 of 150, by Anonymous Coward

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Nope. Several times I've scoured the internet for any MR-BIOS file I could find. Whatever we have now is all that we could find. In order to get more, we'll probably have to dump the ROMs from existing boards.

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Reply 101 of 150, by keropi

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Got this mobo as a loan from a friend, will dump the bios and return it - it's using the Macronix 83C305/306 chipset combo with 8kb of integrated cache.

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Reply 103 of 150, by krivulak

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Huh... I just got my hands on a Forex 421 based board, but without BIOS. When Google found this post, my heart jumped a little, but seems that I have no luck...
Anyway, on one computer I have MR BIOS, I think the board is Octek Hippo OP. For sure I will take a look if I could back it up

Reply 104 of 150, by digger

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I remember flashing an MR BIOS on an Intel Advanced/EV ("Endeavour") motherboard as an alternative for the AMI BIOS it originally came with.

I remember downloading it from the MR BIOS website (or was it a BBS?) from a long list of aftermarket BIOS images for many motherboard types. It was an evaluation version and you had to officially pay for them after having tried them out.

I remember being impressed with the improvements. Much faster boot speed and more tweaking options than the stock BIOS.

Of course this was over 20 years ago. I don't remember what I ended up doing with that motherboard after I upgraded that system a few years later. I don't think I have it anymore.

Is this one of the MR BIOSes that's still missing?

Reply 105 of 150, by Anonymous Coward

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That sounds like a Pentium BIOS. I think most of those still exist.
What we really need are 386 and 486 BIOSes.

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Reply 106 of 150, by DoutorHouse

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Hello everyone!

Not sure if you already have these files or not, but I'm posting them here just in case.

Quick story: while looking for a new bios for a computer I had just acquired (an old ICL C4/33B 486SX at 33MHz), I found out that the latest bios was uploaded to the old FUJITSU site but i couldn't find it anywhere.
There was a mention of it here:
http://www.kva.kursk.ru/bios1/HTML1/fujitsu.html
and here:
http://home.freegates.be/jetsystems/files/fuj … tsu/b33m214.zip

The actual file name seemed to be b33m214.zip but the link was long dead!

Then I met another dead end. The official BIOS file for that model was definitely here: https://web.archive.org/web/20040414220754/ht … areassist_e.asp but it was long gone (C4D4.EXE).
https://web.archive.org/web/20040827200719fw_ … =&Info=Download

Anyway, my objective was to be able to use my 4.1GB HDD without having to load Western Digital's EZ-Drive, maybe by updating the board bios (not sure if it would bypass the 504megs limit). I ended up reading something about Mr Bios and found some old version at a friend's FTP site. These files are from version 1.65 and, apparently, the ones that might work with my board are missing... I'm uploading them here as I found them.

UPDATE: this is actually funny but I did a different random google search today and ended up finding a different page for FUJITSU and... SURPRISE! Most old bios and drivers are still in there, I just had to look for older models. Fortunately for me, the Bios I was looking for was still there, just renamed and archived under a similar model (D4, mine is C4...). Sad part is that this new BIOS also doesn't recognize HDDs bigger than 504megs. Back to using EZ-DRIVE!
https://support.ts.fujitsu.com/IndexDownload.asp?lng=en

Cheers!

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Reply 107 of 150, by Thermalwrong

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Wow, those zip files have a lot of MR BIOS files in them, they appear to be real BIOS ROMs too.

Here's the full list of MR BIOS roms in your find. Excellent work 😀

Filename Port Chipset Description
V000B200 STD_286 Generic (non-Chipset) 286 / 386 /486 Generic 286
V000B202 STD_202 Generic (non-Chipset) 286 / 386 /486 Generic 286 x000B200 (T-)
V000B203 STD_203 Generic (non-Chipset) 286 / 386 /486 Generic 286 x000B200 (T+)
V000B300 STD_386 Generic (non-Chipset) 286 / 386 /486 Generic 386
V000B302 STD_302 Generic (non-Chipset) 286 / 386 /486 Generic 386 x000B300 (T-)
V000B303 STD_303 Generic (non-Chipset) 286 / 386 /486 Generic 386 x000B300 (T+)
V000B400 STD_486 Generic (non-Chipset) 286 / 386 /486 Generic 486
V000B408 STD_408 Generic (non-Chipset) 286 / 386 /486 Generic 486 x000B400 (C-)
V000B409 STD_409 Generic (non-Chipset) 286 / 386 /486 Generic 486 x000B400 (C+)
V001B300 MICR300 MICRONICS 386 (Discrete-Logic) Discrete Logic 386, Cx486
V001B310 MICR310 MICRONICS 386 (Discrete-Logic) ASIC MIC-362/363 386, Cx486
V001B330 MICR330 MICRONICS 386 (Discrete-Logic) ASIC MIC-461/462 386, Cx486, 486
V002B306 OPTI306 OPTi WriteThru 82C381 / 82C481 82C381 - 386 WriteThru
V002B308 OPTI308 OPTi WriteThru 82C381 / 82C481 82C381 - 386 WriteThru x002B306 (TL-)
V002B309 OPTI309 OPTi WriteThru 82C381 / 82C481 82C381 - 386 WriteThru x002B306 (TL+)
V002B406 OPTI406 OPTi WriteThru 82C381 / 82C481 82C481 - 486 WriteThru
V002B408 OPTI406 OPTi WriteThru 82C381 / 82C481 82C481 - 486 WriteThru x002B406 (CL-)
V002B409 OPTI406 OPTi WriteThru 82C381 / 82C481 82C481 - 486 WriteThru x002B406 (CL+)
V004B300 ZYMS300 ZYMOS POACH-SX / Intel-335 386SX
V004B301 ZYMS301 ZYMOS POACH-SX / Intel-335 386SX Turbo: 8042 Pin 23 (only) Active Low
V004B302 ZYMS302 ZYMOS POACH-SX / Intel-335 386SX (T-)
V004B303 ZYMS303 ZYMOS POACH-SX / Intel-335 386SX (T+)
V007B315 OPTI315 OPTi 386SX SxPW/SxPI 82C281 / 82C283 82C281 - 386 SxPW (Write-Poster and Cache DISABLED)
V007B316 OPTI316 OPTi 386SX SxPW/SxPI 82C281 / 82C283 82C281 - 386 SxPW (Cache enabled)
V007B317 OPTI317 OPTi 386SX SxPW/SxPI 82C281 / 82C283 82C283 - 386 SxPI single-chip 386SX non-cache
V007B318 OPTI318 OPTi 386SX SxPW/SxPI 82C281 / 82C283 82C283 - 386 SxPI single-chip 386SX non-cache x007B317 (T+) note: external turbo circuit only
V007B31K OPTI31K OPTi 386SX SxPW/SxPI 82C281 / 82C283 82C281 - 386 SxPW (Cache enabled) x007B316 (TL-)
V007B31L OPTI31L OPTi 386SX SxPW/SxPI 82C281 / 82C283 82C281 - 386 SxPW (Cache enabled) x007B316 (TL+)
V009B303 SIS_303 SIS "RABBIT" 386, 85C3X0 Revs A,B,C Turbo via PIO-0 (85C320 Pin 83)
V009B306 SIS_306 SIS "RABBIT" 386, 85C3X0 Revs A,B,C Turbo via PIO-0 (85C320 Pin 83) (TL-) PIO-0 and 8042 pins
V009B307 SIS_307 SIS "RABBIT" 386, 85C3X0 Revs A,B,C Turbo via PIO-0 (85C320 Pin 83) (TL+) PIO-0 and 8042 pins
V010B300 TACT300 Texas Instruments "TIGER" TACT83000 TACT83000 386SX/DX, non-cache
V010B302 TACT302 Texas Instruments "TIGER" TACT83000 TACT83000 386SX/DX, Intel 385 cache
V010B303 TACT303 Texas Instruments "TIGER" TACT83000 TACT83000 386SX/DX, Austek cache
V010B30A TACT30A Texas Instruments "TIGER" TACT83000 TACT83000 386SX/DX, non-cache x010B300 (TL-)
V010B30B TACT30B Texas Instruments "TIGER" TACT83000 TACT83000 386SX/DX, non-cache x010B300 (TL+)
V010B400 TACT400 Texas Instruments "TIGER" TACT83000 TACT83000 486DX, no external cache
V016B401 SYML401 Symphony Labs "HAYDN" SL82C46X 386sx/386DX/486/Cx
V016B402 SYML402 Symphony Labs "HAYDN" SL82C46X 386sx/386DX/486/Cx with C&T 82C711 multi-IO
V016B403 SYML403 Symphony Labs "HAYDN" SL82C46X 386sx/386DX/486/Cx with NSC PC87310 Super-IO
V016B404 SYML404 Symphony Labs "HAYDN" SL82C46X 386sx/386DX/486/Cx x016b401 (TL-)
V016B405 SYML405 Symphony Labs "HAYDN" SL82C46X 386sx/386DX/486/Cx x016b401 (TL+)
V018B301 ETEQ301 ETEQ Microsystems 386, 82C491/2 "COUGAR", Rev A **ONLY**
V018B303 ETEQ303 ETEQ Microsystems 386, 82C491/2 "COUGAR", Rev B,C **NOT Rev A**
V018B304 ETEQ304 ETEQ Microsystems 386, 82C491/2 "COUGAR", Rev B,C **NOT Rev A** x018B303 (TL-)
V018B305 ETEQ305 ETEQ Microsystems 386, 82C491/2 "COUGAR", Rev B,C **NOT Rev A** x018B303 (TL+)
V018B401 ETEQ401 ETEQ Microsystems 486, 82C491/2 "COUGAR", Rev A **ONLY**
V018B403 ETEQ403 ETEQ Microsystems 486, 82C491/2 "COUGAR", Rev B,C **NOT Rev A**
V018B404 ETEQ404 ETEQ Microsystems 486, 82C491/2 "COUGAR", Rev B,C **NOT Rev A** x018B403 (CL-)
V018B405 ETEQ405 ETEQ Microsystems 486, 82C491/2 "COUGAR", Rev B,C **NOT Rev A** x018B403 (CL+)
V019B301 VLSI301 VLSI TOPCAT / Intel-340 386 SX/DX, non-cache
V019B302 VLSI302 VLSI TOPCAT / Intel-340 386 SX/DX, non-cache, with 82C106 combo chip
V019B312 VLSI312 VLSI TOPCAT / Intel-340 386 SX/DX, 385 cache, with 82C106 combo chip
V019B401 VLSI401 VLSI TOPCAT / Intel-340 486
V019B402 VLSI402 VLSI TOPCAT / Intel-340 486, with 82C106 combo chip
V019B404 VLSI404 VLSI TOPCAT / Intel-340 486, with 82C106, on-board COM2 inhibited for SCO
V020B324 OPTI324 OPTi WriteBack 82C391 / 82C491 / 82C493 / 82C495 82C391 - 386 WriteBack Revs A,B
V020B32B OPTI32B OPTi WriteBack 82C391 / 82C491 / 82C493 / 82C495 82C391 - 386 WriteBack Revs A,B x020B324 with C&T 82C711 multi-IO
V020B32C OPTI32C OPTi WriteBack 82C391 / 82C491 / 82C493 / 82C495 82C391 - 386 WriteBack Revs A,B x020B324 with NSC PC87310 Super-IO
V020B32E OPTI32E OPTi WriteBack 82C391 / 82C491 / 82C493 / 82C495 82C391 - 386 WriteBack Revs A,B x020B324 (T-)
V020B32F OPTI32F OPTi WriteBack 82C391 / 82C491 / 82C493 / 82C495 82C391 - 386 WriteBack Revs A,B x020B324 (T+)
V020B32G OPTI32G OPTi WriteBack 82C391 / 82C491 / 82C493 / 82C495 82C391 - 386 WriteBack Revs A,B x020B324 (CL-)
V020B32H OPTI32H OPTi WriteBack 82C391 / 82C491 / 82C493 / 82C495 82C391 - 386 WriteBack Revs A,B x020B324 (CL+)
V020B424 OPTI424 OPTi WriteBack 82C391 / 82C491 / 82C493 / 82C495 82C491 - 486 WriteBack (original)
V020B428 OPTI428 OPTi WriteBack 82C391 / 82C491 / 82C493 / 82C495 82C493/5 - 486 WriteBack Revs A,B
V020B42B OPTI42B OPTi WriteBack 82C391 / 82C491 / 82C493 / 82C495 82C493/5 - 486 WriteBack Revs A,B x020B428 with C&T 82C711 multi-IO
V020B42C OPTI42C OPTi WriteBack 82C391 / 82C491 / 82C493 / 82C495 82C493/5 - 486 WriteBack Revs A,B x020B428 with NSC PC87310 Super-IO
V020B42E OPTI42E OPTi WriteBack 82C391 / 82C491 / 82C493 / 82C495 82C493/5 - 486 WriteBack Revs A,B x020B428 (T-)
V020B42F OPTI42F OPTi WriteBack 82C391 / 82C491 / 82C493 / 82C495 82C493/5 - 486 WriteBack Revs A,B x020B428 (T+)
V020B42G OPTI42G OPTi WriteBack 82C391 / 82C491 / 82C493 / 82C495 82C493/5 - 486 WriteBack Revs A,B x020B428 (CL-)
V020B42H OPTI42H OPTi WriteBack 82C391 / 82C491 / 82C493 / 82C495 82C493/5 - 486 WriteBack Revs A,B x020B428 (CL+)
V023B301 PKDM301 Chips & Technologies PEAK-DM REV-0 CS8233 "PEAK-DM" REV-0 (NOT REV-B1)
V023B304 PKDM304 Chips & Technologies PEAK-DM REV-0 CS8233 "PEAK-DM" REV-0 (NOT REV-B1) x023B301 (TL-)
V023B305 PKDM305 Chips & Technologies PEAK-DM REV-0 CS8233 "PEAK-DM" REV-0 (NOT REV-B1) x023B301 (TL+)
V028B301 SLGC301 Syslogic - Solutions - PerCom 386, non-cache
V028B302 SLGC302 Syslogic - Solutions - PerCom 386, with cache
V028B304 SLGC304 Syslogic - Solutions - PerCom 386, non-cache (TL-)
V028B305 SLGC305 Syslogic - Solutions - PerCom 386, non-cache (TL+)
V028B306 SLGC306 Syslogic - Solutions - PerCom 386, with cache (TL-)
V028B307 SLGC307 Syslogic - Solutions - PerCom 386, with cache (TL+)
V028B401 SLGC401 Syslogic - Solutions - PerCom 486, no external cache
V028B404 SLGC404 Syslogic - Solutions - PerCom 486, no external cache (TL-)
V028B405 SLGC405 Syslogic - Solutions - PerCom 486, no external cache (TL+)
V032B300 SCAT300 Chips & Technologies SCAT-SX 82C386 "SCAT-SX", with 82C711 combo-IO
V032B304 SCAT304 Chips & Technologies SCAT-SX 82C386 "SCAT-SX", with 82C711 combo-IO x032B300 (711)(TL-)
V032B305 SCAT305 Chips & Technologies SCAT-SX 82C386 "SCAT-SX", with 82C711 combo-IO x032B300 (711)(TL+)
V036B200 HDK_200 Ever Success "Hedaka" 286 286 EverTech
V036B210 HDK_210 Ever Success "Hedaka" 286 286 EverTech, with built-in EMS
V037B301 UMC_301 UMC WriteBack 82C48X 386 WriteBack, Rev 0 *ONLY*
V037B302 UMC_302 UMC WriteBack 82C48X 386 WriteBack, Rev A,B *ONLY* (Not REV-0 !)
V037B304 UMC_304 UMC WriteBack 82C48X 386 WriteBack, Rev A,B *ONLY* (Not REV-0 !) x037b302, for Cyrix layout with A20M and FLUSH
V037B401 UMC_401 UMC WriteBack 82C48X 486 WriteBack, Rev 0 *ONLY*
V037B402 UMC_402 UMC WriteBack 82C48X 486 WriteBack, Rev A,B *ONLY*
V037B403 UMC_403 UMC WriteBack 82C48X 486 WriteBack, Rev A,B *ONLY*, NO Turbo (for 486SX 2X-OSC)
V037B404 UMC_404 UMC WriteBack 82C48X 486 WriteBack, Rev A,B *ONLY* x037B402 (TL-)
V037B405 UMC_405 UMC WriteBack 82C48X 486 WriteBack, Rev A,B *ONLY* x037B402 (TL+)
V037B406 UMC_406 UMC WriteBack 82C48X 486 WriteBack, Rev A,B *ONLY* x037B403 (CL-) (NO turbo, for 486SX 2X-OSC)
V037B407 UMC_407 UMC WriteBack 82C48X 486 WriteBack, Rev A,B *ONLY* x037B403 (CL+) (NO turbo, for 486SX 2X-OSC)
V037B40A UMC_40A UMC WriteBack 82C48X 486 REV-B (2WS)
V037B40B UMC_40B UMC WriteBack 82C48X 486 REV-B (2WS) NO Turbo (for 486SX 2X-OSC)
V037B40C UMC_40C UMC WriteBack 82C48X 486 REV-B (2WS) x037B40A (2WS) (TL-)
V037B40G UMC_40G UMC WriteBack 82C48X 486 WriteBack, Rev A,B *ONLY* x037B402, for L-Bus M/Boards that hang at PostCode 1D (PAL bug causes Ready-Hang on WEITEK access)
V039B200 HT12200 Headland Technologies HT12/12+, HT22/18C, HT320, HT340 286 HT12/HT12+
V039B201 HT12201 Headland Technologies HT12/12+, HT22/18C, HT320, HT340 286 HT12/HT12+ x039b200 (T-)
V039B202 HT12202 Headland Technologies HT12/12+, HT22/18C, HT320, HT340 286 HT12/HT12+ x039b200 (T+)
V039B210 HT12210 Headland Technologies HT12/12+, HT22/18C, HT320, HT340 286 HT12/HT12+, built-in EMS
V039B211 HT12211 Headland Technologies HT12/12+, HT22/18C, HT320, HT340 286 HT12/HT12+, built-in EMS x039b210 (T-)
V039B212 HT12212 Headland Technologies HT12/12+, HT22/18C, HT320, HT340 286 HT12/HT12+, built-in EMS x039b210 (T+)
V042B320 ELIT320 Elite Microelectronics "EAGLE" 386 Rev A1
V042B324 ELIT324 Elite Microelectronics "EAGLE" 386 Rev A1 x042B320 (TL-)
V042B325 ELIT325 Elite Microelectronics "EAGLE" 386 Rev A1 x042B320 (TL+)
V044B330 OPTI330 OPTi Single-Chip 386/486 DxPI 82C496 (+82C497) 386 DXPI 82C496 ('497 and async design autosensed)
V044B331 OPTI331 OPTi Single-Chip 386/486 DxPI 82C496 (+82C497) 386 DXPI 82C496 ('497 and async design autosensed) x044B330 with C&T 82C711 multi-IO
V044B332 OPTI332 OPTi Single-Chip 386/486 DxPI 82C496 (+82C497) 386 DXPI 82C496 ('497 and async design autosensed) x044B330 with NSC PC87310 Super-IO
V044B334 OPTI334 OPTi Single-Chip 386/486 DxPI 82C496 (+82C497) 386 DXPI 82C496 ('497 and async design autosensed) x044B330 (T-)
V044B335 OPTI335 OPTi Single-Chip 386/486 DxPI 82C496 (+82C497) 386 DXPI 82C496 ('497 and async design autosensed) x044B330 (T+)
V044B336 OPTI336 OPTi Single-Chip 386/486 DxPI 82C496 (+82C497) 386 DXPI 82C496 ('497 and async design autosensed) x044B330 (CL-)
V044B337 OPTI337 OPTi Single-Chip 386/486 DxPI 82C496 (+82C497) 386 DXPI 82C496 ('497 and async design autosensed) x044B330 (CL+)
V044B430 OPTI430 OPTi Single-Chip 386/486 DxPI 82C496 (+82C497) 486 DXPI 82C496 ('497 and async design autosensed)
V044B431 OPTI431 OPTi Single-Chip 386/486 DxPI 82C496 (+82C497) 486 DXPI 82C496 ('497 and async design autosensed) x044B430 with C&T 82C711 multi-IO
V044B432 OPTI432 OPTi Single-Chip 386/486 DxPI 82C496 (+82C497) 486 DXPI 82C496 ('497 and async design autosensed) x044B430 with NSC PC87310 Super-IO
V044B434 OPTI434 OPTi Single-Chip 386/486 DxPI 82C496 (+82C497) 486 DXPI 82C496 ('497 and async design autosensed) x044B430 (T-)
V044B435 OPTI435 OPTi Single-Chip 386/486 DxPI 82C496 (+82C497) 486 DXPI 82C496 ('497 and async design autosensed) x044B430 (T+)
V044B436 OPTI436 OPTi Single-Chip 386/486 DxPI 82C496 (+82C497) 486 DXPI 82C496 ('497 and async design autosensed) x044B430 (CL-)
V044B437 OPTI437 OPTi Single-Chip 386/486 DxPI 82C496 (+82C497) 486 DXPI 82C496 ('497 and async design autosensed) x044B430 (CL+)
V045B400 CNTQ400 CONTAQ 82C591/2 386/486 WriteBack 386/486/Cx WriteBack
V045B406 CNTQ406 CONTAQ 82C591/2 386/486 WriteBack 386/486/Cx WriteBack (CL-)
V045B407 CNTQ407 CONTAQ 82C591/2 386/486 WriteBack 386/486/Cx WriteBack (CL+)
V046B420 ETEQ421 ETEQ Microsystems 486, 82C4901/2 "BENGAL" (WriteBack)
V047B400 MOSL400 Mosel MS400 Single Chip MS400 486 chipset
V047B403 MOSL403 Mosel MS400 Single Chip MS400 486 chipset x047B400 (T+) <--- Eval Board
V047B405 MOSL405 Mosel MS400 Single Chip MS400 486 chipset x047B400 (TL+)
V049B300 FORX300 36C300 + 36C200/46C402 WriteThru 386 chipset - 1st generation
V049B303 FORX303 36C300 + 36C200/46C402 WriteThru 386 chipset - 1st generation x049B300 (T+)
V050B410 FORX410 46C411 + 46C402 WriteThru 386/486/Cyrix - 2nd generation chipset
V050B413 FORX413 46C411 + 46C402 WriteThru 386/486/Cyrix - 2nd generation chipset x050B410 (T+)
V050B418 FORX418 46C411 + 46C402 WriteThru 386/486/Cyrix - 2nd generation chipset x050B410 (CL-)
V050B419 FORX419 46C411 + 46C402 WriteThru 386/486/Cyrix - 2nd generation chipset x050B410 (CL+)
V051B321 PKDM321 Chips & Technologies PEAK-DM REV-B1 386 C282310 "PEAK-DM" REV-B1
V051B322 PKDM322 Chips & Technologies PEAK-DM REV-B1 386 C282310 "PEAK-DM" REV-B1 x051b321 (T-)
V051B323 PKDM323 Chips & Technologies PEAK-DM REV-B1 386 C282310 "PEAK-DM" REV-B1 x051b321 (T+) <-- Eval Board
V051B324 PKDM324 Chips & Technologies PEAK-DM REV-B1 386 C282310 "PEAK-DM" REV-B1 x051b321 (TL-)
V051B325 PKDM325 Chips & Technologies PEAK-DM REV-B1 386 C282310 "PEAK-DM" REV-B1 x051b321 (TL+)
V051B420 PKDM420 Chips & Technologies PEAK-DM REV-B1 486 C282310 "PEAK-DM" REV-B1, without chipset turbo
V051B428 PKDM428 Chips & Technologies PEAK-DM REV-B1 486 C282310 "PEAK-DM" REV-B1, without chipset turbo x051b420 (CL-)
V051B429 PKDM429 Chips & Technologies PEAK-DM REV-B1 486 C282310 "PEAK-DM" REV-B1, without chipset turbo x051b420 (CL+) <-- Eval Board
V052B320 FORX320 36C311 Single Chip 386SX with Cache 386SX/486SLC with cache
V052B323 FORX323 36C311 Single Chip 386SX with Cache 386SX/486SLC with cache x052B320 (T+) <-- eval board
V053B300 HT32300 Headland HT320 386DX "Shasta" plus cache 386 HT320
V053B303 HT32303 Headland HT320 386DX "Shasta" plus cache 386 HT320 x053B300 (T+) (turbo thru 8042 active high)
V053B30F HT3230F Headland HT320 386DX "Shasta" plus cache 386 HT320 x053B303 (T+)(711)

Sadly none of these are for any boards that I have 😀 Here's the excel spreadsheet of all the BIOSes listed in the .doc files compared to the file listing once everything's extracted, if anyone wants to compare.

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Reply 108 of 150, by Anonymous Coward

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Holy schnikes!

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Wow, great work finding this archive. Unfortunately, I don't have the file you are looking for, but you may have provided the files I was looking for!

I have this VLSI TOPCAT-based motherboard: download/file.php?id=28941&mode=view

I'm running it with the original AMI BIOS. It has EVEN and ODD BIOSes. The board does have integrated IDE, COM, LPT, and SERIAL. 256KB L2 cache is onboard. I'm using it with an 486SXL2. From your the archive listing:

V019B301 VLSI301 386 SX/DX, non-cache
V019B302 VLSI302 386 SX/DX, non-cache, with 82C106 combo chip
V019B312 VLSI312 386 SX/DX, 385 cache, with 82C106 combo chip
V019B401 VLSI401 486
V019B402 VLSI402 486, with 82C106 combo chip
V019B404 VLSI404 486, with 82C106, on-board COM2 inhibited for SCO

I do not see 82C106 on any of the chips on the motherboard. Will any of these BIOSes work?

I'm not seeing EVEN and ODD BIOSes in this list, so does this mean I cannot program the BIOSes in an external programmer? And must use some in-motherboard programming software? If so, anybody know which program and version should work?

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Reply 110 of 150, by DoutorHouse

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feipoa wrote on 2020-03-03, 00:53:
Wow, great work finding this archive. Unfortunately, I don't have the file you are looking for, but you may have provided the f […]
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Wow, great work finding this archive. Unfortunately, I don't have the file you are looking for, but you may have provided the files I was looking for!

I have this VLSI TOPCAT-based motherboard: download/file.php?id=28941&mode=view

I'm running it with the original AMI BIOS. It has EVEN and ODD BIOSes. The board does have integrated IDE, COM, LPT, and SERIAL. 256KB L2 cache is onboard. I'm using it with an 486SXL2. From your the archive listing:

V019B301 VLSI301 386 SX/DX, non-cache
V019B302 VLSI302 386 SX/DX, non-cache, with 82C106 combo chip
V019B312 VLSI312 386 SX/DX, 385 cache, with 82C106 combo chip
V019B401 VLSI401 486
V019B402 VLSI402 486, with 82C106 combo chip
V019B404 VLSI404 486, with 82C106, on-board COM2 inhibited for SCO

I do not see 82C106 on any of the chips on the motherboard. Will any of these BIOSes work?

I'm not seeing EVEN and ODD BIOSes in this list, so does this mean I cannot program the BIOSes in an external programmer? And must use some in-motherboard programming software? If so, anybody know which program and version should work?

This will sound weird but I must say I'm very very very far from being an expert about anything related to computers, especially BIOS or programming. I strongly advise you to ask for advice to the more knowledgeable users around this forums!
I also edited my post and managed to find the bios i was looking for and applied it to my old ICL computer. I'll probably never find a Mr. Bios that works with my particular model, so i guess i'll stick to using EZ-Drive to access my 4.1GB HDD on it.
Glad the stuff i posted seems useful!
Cheers!

Reply 111 of 150, by Anonymous Coward

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Somebody needs to award DoutorHouse a VOGONS medal or trophy for important contributions to vintage PC community. This is one of the single greatest finds of the last two decades.

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Reply 112 of 150, by feipoa

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In that archive, there is a manual.zip which contains a manual.165 file, which I am hoping are instructions on how to use their executable files. Anybody know what format that manual.165 might be in? Word 2003 doesn't like it. I might try Word Perfect 6.1 on my 386 system.

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Reply 114 of 150, by Cyrix200+

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feipoa wrote on 2020-03-03, 06:38:

In that archive, there is a manual.zip which contains a manual.165 file, which I am hoping are instructions on how to use their executable files. Anybody know what format that manual.165 might be in? Word 2003 doesn't like it. I might try Word Perfect 6.1 on my 386 system.

LibreOffice can open it, but the layout is a bit off. Tables are shifted etc. I have re-saved it as a Word file and attached it to my post.

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Reply 115 of 150, by feipoa

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Thanks. Unfortunately, it looks like the manual just talks various BIOS settings, not the included executable.

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Reply 116 of 150, by keropi

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nice stuff! thanks!
too bad not all bios files are available - I cannot find the V077B* ones that are for Opti495slc for example... such a tease 🤣

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Reply 117 of 150, by DoutorHouse

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Anonymous Coward wrote on 2020-03-03, 05:39:

Somebody needs to award DoutorHouse a VOGONS medal or trophy for important contributions to vintage PC community. This is one of the single greatest finds of the last two decades.

ahahah, thanks! 😀
The actual merit should go to my friend who has an ftp filled with old BBS stuff (mostly games). I'm mostly interested in LucasFilm/LucasArts games and finding those files was mere luck.

Some time ago I noticed a bunch of my original diskette images and scans on several other collections and sites and attributed to different people, so i kinda gave up on sharing stuff like that, but when i found myself browsing the files, i thought these would be important to share. Now i just don't care if people think an upload was mine or not and i just share as much files as i can, before important old stuff completely disappears. I'll take a better look at my friend's ftp again and i'll see if there's anything else important in there!

Cheers!

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I know this is an MR-BIOS thread, but old copies of AMIBCP (Pre 1994) would be greatly appreciated if you happen to see any.

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Reply 119 of 150, by DoutorHouse

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Anonymous Coward wrote on 2020-03-03, 15:01:

I know this is an MR-BIOS thread, but old copies of AMIBCP (Pre 1994) would be greatly appreciated if you happen to see any.

No worries, i'll take a better look later.

Found something called AMISetup (2 different versions and i'm uploading both), maybe it's related to AMIBCP?

I'm posting mr. bios 3.28 too and some other files i found. Like i said, i'm no expert on this stuff, but i'm hoping this is useful! 😀
I'll have a better look during the weekend and post what i find.

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